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    Ukraine celebrates Eurovision victory, Russia grouses
    May16

    Ukraine celebrates Eurovision victory, Russia grouses

    Ed AdamczykSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16 (UPI) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were stoked by the victory of a Ukrainian singer in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. …read more Source: United Press...

    Eurovision’s Music Drowns Out Politics
    May16

    Eurovision’s Music Drowns Out Politics

    Ukraine won the contest with a political entry. Voters didn’t seem to mind. …read more Source:...

    On the Brink of Disaster: Can Congress Save the U.S. Military?
    May16

    On the Brink of Disaster: Can Congress Save the U.S. Military?

    Justin T. Johnson Security, The defense authorization bill is the best chance Congress has to stop the downward spiral that our military faces This week the House of Representatives takes up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017. Much of the debate and media coverage will revolve around a handful of controversial...

    Congress Must Act Now to Start Rebuilding the US Military
    May16

    Congress Must Act Now to Start Rebuilding the US Military

    This week the House of Representatives takes up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017. Much of the debate and media coverage will revolve around a handful of controversial provisions ranging from nuclear weapons to religious freedom. These debates are important, but the most important question that Americans should...

    Official: Russia could boycott Eurovision over Crimea song
    May16

    Official: Russia could boycott Eurovision over Crimea song

    Ukraine will host next year’s singing contest following Jamala’s victory. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Vacations To Crimea Down 25 Percent
    May16

    Russian Vacations To Crimea Down 25 Percent

    Fewer Russians are booking vacations to Ukraine’s Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula this year compared to 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Politics And Music? Russians React To Ukraine Winning Eurovision
    May16

    Politics And Music? Russians React To Ukraine Winning Eurovision

    Muscovites on Red Square gave mixed reactions to Russia’s third-place finish in the Eurovision Song Contest. Some claimed Ukraine’s victory reflected a political bias against Russia. Sergei Lazarev of Russia lost to Jamala’s melancholic tune about Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars. (AP Video)...

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul
    May16

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul

    Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third, said they felt robbed of the win because of political bias …read more Source: Vancouver...

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul
    May16

    ‘This song is about our tragedy’: Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision win as Russians cry foul

    KYIV, Ukraine — Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won...

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’
    May16

    Russia: Ukraine’s Eurovision win ‘political’

    A Russian senator has said that a Ukrainian singer’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest was a case of politics prevailing over art, and has suggested Russia skip next year’s contest in response, Russian state media reports.Sponsored:Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try...